|Directed by||Susi Ganesan|
|Produced by||Kalpathi S.Aghoram
|Written by||Susi Ganesan|
Manoj K Jayan
|14 April 2006|
|Box office||₹ 400 million|
Thiruttu Payale (Tamil: திருட்டு பயலே; English: Yo, the Thief) is a (2006) Tamil erotic-thriller film directed by Susi Ganesan. As like other Susi Ganesan films it is a real life experience based entertainer/thriller. The movie stars Kaakha Kaakha fame Jeevan, Sonia Agarwal, Abbas, Malavika, Vivek, Manoj K Jayan and Charlie. The film's music is composed by music director, Vishal Bhardwaj. The film was remade in Hindi as Shortcut Romeo.
Manickam (Jeevan), belongs to a poor family in a village. He does not respect any of his family members, except for his uncle (Vinod Raj) who lives in Chennai. The story gets rolling once he decides to come and stay with his uncle at Chennai.
Once while he is watching people playing golf, he notices Roopini (Malavika) and Ramesh (Abbas) having an illicit relationship. He manages to capture the same in his video camera. Roopini is the wife of a rich businessman Sivaraj (Manoj K Jayan).
Manickam blackmails Roopini and extracts money from her whenever he needs. Once he makes a trip abroad to Australia with Roopini’s expenditure. There he happens to meet Rosy (Sonia Agarwal). He falls in love with her. Rosy tells him that she is a very rich girl from a respected family. While he decides to propose to her, he finds that she has left the city. He is upset and just at that time, Roopini makes a phone calls and tells him that Rosy was sent by her only to woo Manickam and demand that if he needs Rosy, he needs to hand over the cassette to her.
Manickam decides to find Rosy and comes to know that she also loves him. She asks him to leave this con work and gets him a job in a shop. All went well until when Rosy's stepmother comes to know about this relationship and asks Manickam for a sum if he wants to marry Rosy. To acquire the same, he again uses the cassette for the final time, but Sivaraj comes to know about it. Manickam hands over the money to Rosy's stepmother and asks Rosy to come to the airport next day. The climax shows Sivaraj killing Ramesh and Manickam fighting the goons sent by Sivaraj and reaches the airport somehow only to be killed by him. The film ends with showing Rosy waiting for Manickam in the airport.
|Sonia Agarwal||Rosy / Saranya|
|Manoj K Jayan||Businessman Sivaraj (Roopini's Husband)|
|Vinod Raj||Mani's Uncle Manohar|